How to Add Family Members to Your Microsoft 365 Plan?

Shaun
Dec 21, 2022
Updated • Dec 20, 2022
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The Microsoft 365 plan is proving beneficial to most families. It allows users to add up to six people at a nominal charge of just $100 a year. If you're looking to add family members to your Microsoft 365 plan, this article is for you.

365 Plan

Subscribing to a Microsoft 365 plan makes a lot of sense. An individual plan costs about $70 a year. For an additional $30, you can add up to five more people to your plan. This also includes 1TB OneDrive storage for each member. The only hindrance is not knowing how to add family members to the plan.

Adding Members to the Family Plan

You must first log in to the Microsoft 365 website with your account. You will then need to go to the account-sharing page and then click on the sharing tab. Once there, you need to click the button that says start sharing.

You have two ways of sharing the plan - one is via email, and the other is via a link. When you click invite via email, you need to enter the email address of the family member and then click on invite. When you click on invite via link, you will be taken to the next page where your invite link is generated. You can copy this link and share it via a messaging app or email.

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Microsoft 365 Family Plan

Checking Who Is Using the Family Plan

To check how many people are using the plan, you again need to go to the account sharing page and scroll below the start sharing button. Here you will see all the people using the plan and how many invites are sent out. If you don't want someone as part of the plan, you can click on the stop sharing link next to their name.

Similarly, if you've sent out invites to a particular person but don't want them to join, you can click on the delete link option. You will be asked for confirmation, and the link will be deleted.

The Family That Shares Together...Saves Together

We hope this article helped you understand how to use your Microsoft 365 dashboard and how to add and remove members. Use your account responsibly and make sure it is only being used by authorized users.

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  1. BillG said on December 21, 2022 at 11:09 am
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    Since Ghacks is basically owned by Microsoft at this point, I’ll use the opportunity to address them directly:

    Dear Microsoft, please make Windows 11+ usable again. Fix the taskbar (bring back “never combine” and “small icons”) and fix the right-click menu at least.

    I don’t want to switch to Mac, but I’ll do that if I can’t use Windows anymore without losing my mind.

    1. Paul(us) said on December 21, 2022 at 6:13 pm
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      Nice one @BiiG.
      I would like to add.
      It’s or I am reading the Microsoft help pages only less capable written.

      1. Herman Cost said on December 21, 2022 at 7:27 pm
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        +1

  2. Seeprime said on December 21, 2022 at 4:26 pm
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    Question marks placed after a non-question, like the headline, look amateurish.

  3. frank said on December 21, 2022 at 7:03 pm
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    dear shaun:
    no, thanks, but no.

    i’m outta here. sorry, martin. :(

  4. slobber said on December 22, 2022 at 3:57 am
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    > Since Ghacks is basically owned by Microsoft at this point, I’ll use the opportunity to address them directly:

    They are “everywhere and nowhere.” M$ wants to dominate, and they have little goblins all over the place scouting out discussions which they can add their voice to.

    A lot of them, especially when confronted with Linux users, will usually write something like this:

    “I hate Microsoft but I still use version X because…” and they end with:

    “I’ve used Linux for X years” (even though they haven’t) “so don’t come at me bro.”

    Pathetic. But you go on and enjoy your rootkit M$ bullshit OS, crafted by the finest convicted monopoly the world over.

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